Culina has named food giant General Mills as the ‘anchor’ client at its new 280,000ft² ambient logistics facility at Port Salford. The food firm, which markets brands including Häagen-Dazs, Old El Paso, Green Giant, Betty Crocker, Nature Valley and Yoplait, will be the first customer at the site, which is due to open fully in April next year. The site will act as a central hub for General Mills’ ambient brands arriving via short sea movements from mainland Europe, with […]
Wincanton has warned that a decline in customers’ volumes and a reduced demand for warehousing will “adversely affect” the business in the next 12 months. In a trading update issued today (Tuesday 3 April), the group says that while it has successfully retained and won new contracts across all sectors, market conditions in retail, FMCG and containers have been challenging. It adds that a number of its customers are seeing a decline in volumes, which is resulting in reduced demand […]
Online grocery retailer Ocado has said its second customer fulfilment centre in Dordon, Warwickshire, will commence operations in February next year. Equipment installation at the warehouse is almost complete and testing has been underway since May, the firm confirmed. The project “remains in line with budget”, it said. The retailer, which also announced it had secured an 18-month extension on £100m of loans from its lenders to July 2015, said it had achieved an 11% rise in gross sales year-on-year […]
Carlsberg UK has submitted plans to open a 640,000ft² DC in Northampton, replacing two sites in the area.